AKU board's annual SSC, HSSC exams commence
Karachi, May 05: The Aga Khan University (AKU) Examination Board's Annual Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examination session commenced on Wednesday. An official of the AUK Examination Board said that these examinations would be conducted by May 24. It was pointed out that the Board's Theory and Practical examinations are conducted with complete assurance of integrity of the testing environment and security of the examination material throughout Pakistan, where candidates from approximately 140 participating schools would sit in the examination centres located across 26 different cities.
Teachers appointment case
Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday ordered the Sindh government to issue joining orders to 2,050 teachers who had been given appointment orders during previous government.
A division bench of the SHC, comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmad and Justice Shahid Anwar Bajwa, was hearing a constitutional petition filed by Inayatullah, Amanullah Odho, Babar Ansari and others against the Sindh Education Department, seeking joining orders of 2,050 appointed teachers. The counsels of petitioners, Abdul Mujeeb Pirzado, Abida Channer and Shua-un-Nabi appeared before the court.
Channer stated that the Sindh Education Department had announced to appoint 2,050 teachers against the vacant posts of different scales, including Junior School Teachers (JSTs), Drawing Teachers (DTs) and Primary School Teachers (PSTs) and had also published advertisements in several newspapers in this regard.
She further stated that the Sindh Education Department had also conducted written and verbal tests on different occasions during 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Channer further said all those 2,050 candidates had fulfilled all requirements, including written, verbal and medical tests, and they had been selected for the said posts. "They were selected out of about 375,000 candidates. The department had issued offer and appointment letters to them but unfortunately the present government did not provide them joining orders," she added. The court also gave two-month time to the education department for checking doubtful candidates or their documents. It said that if government failed to conduct scrutiny of the candidates and their documents within two months, then the teachers would be authorised to get salaries with effect from May 2011. Daily times
SPLA takes out rally
Larkana: On the call of the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA), hundreds of teachers from Larkana and Qamber-Shahdadkot districts took out a rally for the acceptance of their demands here on Wednesday. The participants of the rally, led by Khalid Hussain Channa, were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazar. The news
18 caught cheating in SSC exams
Karachi: Eighteen candidates were caught using unfair means on Wednesday during the ongoing SSC annual examinations of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi, an official of the board said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
The official said that the chairman of the board, Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, also visited various examination centres along with members of the vigilance team. app
CPSP 45th convocation
Lahore: The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) will hold its 45th annual convocation on May 13 here at Aiwan-e-Iqbal. A press release here on Wednesday said President CPSP Prof Zafar Ullah Chaudhry would award degrees to 338 fellows and 98 members on the occasion. The recipients of the degrees are from different disciplines of medical and surgical specialties. Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif will award CPSP gold medals to positions holders.
PU MBBS result
Lahore: The Punjab University has notified the result of MBBS, First Professional, Part I, Supplementary Examination, 2010, of the students of Shaikh Khalifah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical & Dental College, Lahore. According to a press release here on Wednesday, a total of 27 students appeared, out of which 25 were declared successful in the examination.
Mushaira at PU
Lahore: The Punjab University Student Teacher Centre (STC) will organise a Mehfil-e-Mushaira on Thursday (today) at 10:30am at Faisal Auditorium, New Campus. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran will preside over while Chairman National Language Authority Iftikhar Arif will be the chief guest. Renowned national poets, including Shahzad Ahmad, Saleem Kashar, Anwar Masood, Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi, Amjad Islam Amjad, Khalid Ahmad, Safdar Saleem Sayal, Younas Ahqar, Dr Ajmal Niazi, Najeeb Ahmad, Aslam Kolsri, Inam-ul-Haq Javed, Bushra Ijaz, Rashid Mateen, Khalid Masood, Ali Asghar Abbas, Imran Naqvi, Zahid Fakhri, Wassi Shah and Saima Kamran, will present their poetries at the Mushaira.
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has announced the results of MPhil Environmental Sciences, Semester System, Fall Session 2007-2009 and MPhil Physics, Session 2002-2004. Detailed results are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk, according to a press release here on Wednesday. The news
Teachers strike demand note
Lahore: A good number of male and female teachers gathered at Nasir Bagh and held a public meeting there in favour of their demands and then took out a rally from Nasir Bagh to Punjab Assembly.
The rally was taken out o the call of Punjab Teachers Union Joint Action committee on Wednesday. The angry participants who were carrying placards and banners chanted slogans against Punjab government.
The rally was led by Rana Muhammad Ashad, Syed Sajjad Akbar Kazmi, Rana Ata, rana Liqat, Aslam Ghuman and others. While addressing the rally they said that government was involved in introducing anti education policies and if it did not changed its ways the teachers would go on permanent strike and would not perform their anti polio campaign duties.
They were of the view that price hike and unemployment were increasing day by day but government was implementing recommendations of Pay and Pension Commission. They also warned the government that they would march towards Islamabad on may 24 and 25 in favour of their demands. The nation